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Tributes, protests mark Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

Observers linked the holiday to a rallying cry in recent months during demonstrations over police brutality: "Black lives matter."

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Snowplow tracking apps hold cities accountable for cleanup

Cities across America are increasingly making snowplow-tracking data public in free mobile apps.

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Obama tax proposals run into Republican criticism

A new tax plan has run into rapid criticism from Republicans.

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Kentucky teens accused of multi-state crime spree

Teenage sweethearts - one of them just 13 - were arrested in Florida, ending an alleged multi-state crime spree.

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PHOTOS: Life and legacy of MLK, Jr.

A collection of photos from the Associate Press archives, some that are well known and others that may be less familiar to wide audiences.

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Making headlines this week

A look back on some of this week's biggest headlines and the stories you might have missed.

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Republicans struggle to block Obama immigration moves

Lawmakers say it will be difficult to pass a bill blocking immigration initiatives.

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With flowers and fluent French, Kerry pays respects

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry offered his condolences to France for the deaths from last week's Islamist attacks.

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Obama to strike defiant tone with Republicans in speech

The President will address Americans next week in his State of the Union speech, laying out areas for potential compromise but ceding little ground to his opponents.

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U.S .loosens embargo on Cuba, making trade and travel easier

A sweeping set of measures will significantly ease the half-century-old embargo against Cuba.

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Republicans to Romney: Sit out White House run

Mitt Romney's declaration that he is considering a third shot at the White House was widely greeted with disdain.

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Obamacare enrollment near 7 million

Enrollment in the federal government's insurance marketplaces reached 6.8 million people by Jan. 9.

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Despite low prices, gas tax increase appears unlikely

The Republican-controlled Congress is facing an old problem: finding money for highway and transit programs.

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Yosemite climbers reach top of El Capitan in historic ascent

By Dan Whitcomb and Alex Dobuzinskis LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Two climbers completed a historic 19-day ascent to the summit…

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Obama to announce push for paid leave, sick time for workers

Obama will call on Congress to pass the Healthy Families Act.

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Ohio man arrested for alleged plot on U.S. Capitol

A man claiming sympathy with Islamic State militants was arrested in connection with a plot to attack Washington with guns and bombs.

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Lawmakers to begin net neutrality debate this week

Lawmakers plan to start drafting legislation aimed at keeping the Internet open without tighter "net neutrality" rules.

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Boston bombing trial won’t be delayed

A judge rejected a plea by lawyers for accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev to delay his trial due to the recent attacks in Paris.

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IRS cuts taxpayer services, filing returns gets harder

It may take longer to get a refund this year and good luck getting someone at the IRS to answer the phone.

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Obama pledges to work on use of force order for Islamic State

The White House will work with lawmakers on an authorization of the use of force against Islamic State militants.

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This weekend in entertainment history

In this film publicity image released by 20th Century Fox, the character Neytiri, voiced by Zoe Saldana, left, and the character Jake, voiced by Sam Worthington are shown in a scene from, "Avatar." The film was nominated Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2010 for an Oscar for best picture. The 82nd Academy Awards will be presented on March 7.

A look back on some of Hollywood's most notable headlines.

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This weekend’s sports schedule

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A complete look at this weekend's sports schedule.

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This week’s top sports shots

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A look back at some of the biggest and best moments in sports this week.

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If regular people picked the Oscars, ‘American Sniper’ would win

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Kyle Gallner, left, and Bradley Cooper appear in a scene from "American Sniper."

If ordinary Americans voted for the Academy Awards, the portrait of a sharpshooter in the Iraq war, would be the best picture winner.

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NFL conducts dozens of interviews into ‘DeflateGate’

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The NFL said evidence thus far supports the conclusion that under-inflated footballs were used by the Patriots.